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FICS Summer Schools 2011, August 22-24 and August 24-26

In 2011 FICS will have two joint summer schools for all FICS students:

The location for both events is Hotelli Kuninkaantie, Espoo.

Please REGISTER HERE until August 3 (students and those staying overnight) or August 15 (supervisors and other short-time visitors)

Preliminary time table of Summer Schools 22-24 and 24-26 August:

Monday 22 August: FICS/NGSMP Summer School, Physics and mathematics day
Location: Auditorium 1st floor, except for lunch.
12:00 Lunch at 2nd floor lounge
13:00 Opening words by Professor Päivi Törmä and Coordinator Ella Bingham, at the Auditorium, 1st floor
13:15 Dong-Hee Kim, Aalto University: "Dynamical Mean Field Theory"
14:15 Antti Puisto, Aalto University: "Multi-Scale models for the rheology of thixotropic suspensions"
15:15 Coffee break
15:30 Karoliina Honkala, University of Jyväskylä, "Heterogeneous catalysis from first principles"
18:00 Dinner

Tuesday 23 August: FICS/NGSMP Summer School, Communications training day
Location: 2nd floor lounge, except for breakfast and sauna.
08:30 Breakfast at 1st floor restaurant
09:00 Communications training by Langdons Ltd. at 2nd floor lounge. Bring your own poster!
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Communications training continued
15:30 Coffee break
15:45 Communications training continued
18:00 Sauna and pool party with snack dinner; dinner served between 18:30 and 20:30 o'clock at 2nd floor restaurant

Wednesday 24 August (FICS, NGSMP, Hecse, FIGS, EIT ICT Labs): Computational Sciences day. JOINTLY FOR FICS/NGSMP Summer School and COMP-IT Summer School
Location: In the morning, FICS/NGSMP summer school in 2nd floor lounge. After lunch, FICS/NGSMP and COMP-IT jointly at the Auditorium, 1st floor. In late afternoon and in the evening, FICS/NGSMP and COMP-IT jointly at 2nd floor lounge.
08:30 Breakfast
09:00 Communications training for FICS and NGSMP continued at 2nd floor lounge
11:30 COMP-IT begins with lunch; COMP-IT student participants can set up their posters at 2nd floor lounge (Note the name tags at posters, they are in alphabetical order!)
13:00 COMP-IT Opening words at the Auditorium (FICS Director prof. Samuel Kaski, Hecse Director prof. Petri Myllymäki and Coordinator Dr Pirjo Moen, Dr Patrik Floreen "On EIT ICT Labs", FICS Coordinator Dr Ella Bingham)
13:30 Niklas Bruun, IPR University Center, "What should a researcher know about IPR"
14:30 Professor Hiroshi Mamitsuka, Kyoto University, "Mining from Graphs"
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Student spotlight presentations at the Auditorium
17:15 Student posters (On display in alphabetical order by the last name of the author) at 2nd floor lounge
18:00 Dinner for students and supervisors/mentors; poster session continued; Closing words of FICS/NGSMP summer school (NGSMP Director prof. Risto Nieminen)
20:00 End

Thursday 25 August: COMP-IT Summer School for FICS, Hecse, FIGS, and EIT ICT Labs;  Innovation and Entrepreneurship day
Location: Auditorium 1st floor.
08:30 Breakfast
09:00 Pekka Aakko, Applifier, "The start-up story of Applifier"
10:00 Pauli Misikangas, Cloud'N'Sci, "Algorithms as a Service - business opportunities for algorithm developers"
11:00 Lunch
11:45 Christian Queinnec, EIT ICT Labs Doctoral School, "About EIT ICT Labs Doctoral School"
12:00 Entrepreneurship training by Antti Paasio, University of Turku, Business and Innovation Development
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Entrepreneurship training continued
18:00 Sauna and pool party; snack dinner served at sauna premises

Friday 26 August: COMP-IT Summer School for FICS, Hecse, FIGS, and EIT ICT Labs; Computer Science day; co-located with EDOC PhD Symposium
Location: In the morning, Auditorium 1st floor. After lunch, COMP-IT at the Auditorium, and EDOC PhD Symposium at "Isäntä" meeting room, 1st floor.
08:30 Breakfast
09:00 Lars Eggert, Nokia Research Center, "Internet Standardization"
10:00 Mike P. Papazoglou, European Research Institute in Services Science (ERISS), "Research Roadmap for Service Oriented Computing"
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Alexandre Kandalintsev, University of Trento/ EIT ICT Labs, "Cloud-Aware Inter-Level Power Management"
14:00 Juwel Rana, Lulea University of Technology/ EIT ICT Labs, "Improving Group Communication by Harnessing Information from Social Networks and Communication Services"
15:00 Closing words (FIGS Director prof. Jussi Kangasharju)
15:15 Farewell coffee


All FICS, Hecse, FIGS and NGSMP students and supervisors are encouraged to participate, free of charge! Hotel accomodation is provided for all students and a restricted number of supervisors; if we run out of hotel rooms then those living outside Helsinki region are given preference. Travel expenses for students living outside Helsinki region are covered by the respective doctoral programmes: FICS, FIGS and Hecse students should make a travel claim to their own department and the department can then charge FICS upon agreement with Ella Bingham. NGSMP students can apply for travel support as separately instructed by Leena Porraskorpi.

EIT ICT Labs visitors are warmly welcomed free of charge, too. Travel stipends can be applied for, please contact Ella Bingham,

Posters: The poster stands are of size 95 cm x 160 cm.

Please register here until August 3 (students and those staying overnight) or August 15 (supervisors and other short-time visitors)

Please contact Ella Bingham for any questions, (Out of office between July 5 and August 10 at least partially)